The Bitter Truth

The Apricot Cocktail with Robert Hess

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Pimento Dram featured in the Lion`s Tail Cocktail

Once very popular in TIKI drinks, this flavorful (originally) Jamaican liqueur was rarely seen outsite of the Caribbean island for many, many years and just made its comeback by the release of The Bitter Truth Pimento Dram, an intensivly rich spice liqueur based on allspice (the Jamaican`s called it Pimento, but it´s also commonly known as Jamaican Pepper) and pot still distilled jamaican molasses rum. Enjoy this episode!… Read more

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Ocean Shore Cocktail made with real Sloe Gin

Sloe gin is a traditional sweet liqueur popular especially in England made using the fruit of the Blackthorn tree, sugar and gin.

Sloe berries can be found all over Europe and give the essential taste to this lovely fruit gin. Althrough most sloe gins tend to be sticky sweet, The Bitter Truth Sloe Gin is dry and shows the character of a gin merged with tart, fruity berry flavors.
The Bitter Truth Sloe Gin is solely made with real sloe berries macerating for months in copper pot still destilled dry gin and is then finally balanced with sugar to sooth out the tart and sour aromas of the sloe berry.
No coloring or additives are used for an all natural experience of a real sloe gin.
At The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess, over at SMALL SCREEN NETWORK, Robert mixes up a frothy Ocean Shore Cocktail using The Bitter Truth Sloe Gin in combination with dry gin, lemon juice, orgeat and egg white. Sounds yummy? Check it out!Read more

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Crowned with Silver at the Los Angeles Spirits Comp

Following our 2010 success at the Los Angeles Spirits Competition, we were blessed to recieve 2 Silver Medals for The Bitter Truth E**X**R Liqueur and for our spice liqueur Pimento Dram.

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The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess brings you E**X**R and Ginger

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The Bitter Truth signs into distribution with Suntory Australia

June 2011

Press Release:



Available for the first time in Australia for national distribution, The Bitter Truth Cocktail bitters portfolio has joined the Suntory (Aust) Pty portfolio in April 2011.

The Bitter Truth range is the worlds’ premium range of cocktail flavourings, made from 100% natural ingredients.

Originally, cocktail bitters were the ingredient that distinguished cocktails from other categories of beverages such as Toddies, Slings, Fizzes, Sours or Punches. For decades, they were an essential component of good cocktail creations. The start of prohibition curtailed consumers’ drinking habits and cocktail bitters almost sank into oblivion. Only a few brands survived that period, but even after that, not all of them managed to reestablish themselves in the new market.

In 2006, Munich bartenders Stephan Berg and Alexander Hauck gave birth to the idea of producing and distributing cocktail bitters on a large scale, as they were hard to find in Germany and of inferior quality. Both of them had already gained a considerable amount of experience in producing handmade cocktail bitters for the bars they were working in.

The Bitter Truth Bitters Portfolio distributed by Suntory Australia

Since launching in 2006 The Bitter Truth range of bitters now includes Orange, … Read more

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